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    Default Iron supplement suggestion for 2.5 yr old??

    DD is iron deficient ( so surprise since shes always been a crap eater)... my GP suggested Incremen (centrum ) but DD hates the taste... any suggestion for an alternative?

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    Do they know why your DD is iron deficient? A friend of mine's DS was always iron deficient and it wasn't until he was 8 did they finally figure out why - turns out he actually has Coeliacs disease (gluten intolerance). Might be worth while getting your DD tested for that - a simple blood test. Just my two cents worth. But sorry don't have any alternatives to the brand you've got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OS&N View Post
    DD is iron deficient ( so surprise since shes always been a crap eater)... my GP suggested Incremen (centrum ) but DD hates the taste... any suggestion for an alternative?

    (title should have included age ...2.5yr)
    My 4yo is the same. His 2.5yo bro weighs the same as him.

    I know juice isn't great and my kids drink very little of it, but I use V8 juice to mask the taste of the incremin.., the forest fruits flavour one.. It's the only thing I can use to help him with the incremin.

    But if anyone has any other alternatives to the incremin I'd love to know as well...

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    My DS was iron deficient and I'm anaemic and the paed and gp out us both on Ferrograd c - tabs for me and liquid for DS

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    Quote Originally Posted by OS&N View Post
    DD is iron deficient ( so surprise since shes always been a crap eater)... my GP suggested Incremen (centrum ) but DD hates the taste... any suggestion for an alternative?

    (title should have included age ...2.5yr)
    Sorry to crash but can you tell me how you know she is deficient? Were there signs or did you just take her to get tested? My DD doesn't eat red meat much at all so this worries me so much.

    Thanks in advance ❤️

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    thanks for your replies everyone!

    We did go for a blood test kezza511 but DD freaked out BIG TIME!

    basically GP and dietician reviewed her diet; checked her generally (he noted her conjunctiva and inner mouth colouring was abit pale...he thinks its not severe as she is still very active and doesnot get overly tired or breathless.

    I talked about coeliac but no one in our family has it and her stools have always been normal....I may get it checked anyway IF I can get her to have the blood test!

    I'm trying juices etc...occasional luck so far!

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    Don't forget to cook with cast iron frypans /skillets - the iron does absorb into the food - especially acidic foods like tomatoes so great for pasta sauces

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    I don't have experience with this but I did hear a friend saying they need to make sure their daughter doesn't eat too much dairy, especially right after eating red meat and other iron-rich foods as it hinders iron absorption?

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    Yes - don't serve milk with meals - wait a few hours if you give her milk as a drink - dairy definitely hinders iron absorption - but vitamin c assists it so always serve vitamin c foods with iron rich foods so tomato pasta sauce with beef or eggs with spinach or fish with lemon juice type thing


 

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